In the latest rare accomplishment in the world cricket, an 18-year-old from Manipur took all the 10 wickets in an innings on Tuesday. As per the ICC report, Rajkumar Rex Singh, a left-arm medium pacer, dismissed all the batsmen of Arunachal Pradesh in Cooch Behar Trophy, the four-day tournament for Under-19 players.
Rex needed only 9.5 overs in the second innings to bowl out Arunachal at the Rural Development Trust Stadium in Anantapur. During his spell, Rex bowled five batsmen, two batsmen caught behind by wicketkeeper, two wickets were lbw, and one batsman caught by another player.
He bowled six maidens, found himself on a hat-trick thrice, and conceded only 11 runs, helping his team to bowl Arunachal for a paltry 36 runs.
Manipur made 122 runs in their first innings in response to Arunachal’s 138. They achieved the 55 runs in 7.5 overs and completed an easy 10-wicket win.
Rex, who made his first-class debut in the Ranji Trophy this season, took 5/33 for the first time and got 15 wickets.
With his feat, Rex joined the list of international cricket legends Anil Kumble and Jim Laker. Kumble got his perfect 10 against Pakistan in 1999, Delhi, while Laker got 10 wickets against Australia in 1956, Manchester.
The scores: Arunachal Pradesh 138 in 54.5 overs & 36 in 18.5 overs.
Rex Singh's figures: 9.5-6-11-10